EA Origin Access Premier Goes Live With FIFA 18 and Star Wars Battlefront 2: Details Here

EA Origin Access Premier Goes Live With FIFA 18 and Star Wars Battlefront 2: Details Here

EA's premium subscription service is now live.

EA's premier tier Origin Access service is now live. Players who join Origin Access Premier have access to EA's latest games and will get access to upcoming games five days before the official release date.

Players who sign up for Origin Access Premier today will get immediate access to The Sims 4 Digital Deluxe, Star Wars Battlefront 2, FIFA 18, A Way Out, Unravel 2, and Fe. Origin Access Premier is priced at $14.99 a month or $99.99 for the year.

Premier members will also get first access to upcoming titles like Madden NFL 19 Hall of Fame Edition, FIFA 19 Ultimate Edition, Battlefield 5 Deluxe Edition, and Anthem Legion of Dawn Edition when the games become available by their launch dates.

EA announced Origin Access Premier at E3 2018, and marks another major publisher getting in on the subscription service model. The new Premier tier offers some extra benefits over EA's existing Origin Access service, which is now called Origin Access Basic.

Both tiers include a 10 percent discount to games in the EA Origin store, but only Premier members can play full games days before launch. Basic subscribers will still have access to the Play First Trials which give players access to new games for up to 10 hours of play. Origin Access Basic games are still limited to titles put into "The Vault" which are EA games made available to Basic members but at EA's discretion.

Along with EA's premier tier for Origins Access is Microsoft's Xbox Game Pass subscription service which lets Xbox players have unlimited access to select games as well as first-party Microsoft titles the day of launch. Microsoft first party developers like Rare whose Sea of Thieves was the first new Microsoft game released through the service.

For both Origins and Xbox Game Pass, access to games through the services are only valid if the subscription is active, so when a player discontinues their subscription, they will no longer have access to those games.

Sometimes we include links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. See our terms & conditions.

Matt Kim

News Editor

Matt Kim is a former freelance writer who's covered video games and digital media. He likes video games as spectacle and is easily distracted by bright lights or clever bits of dialogue. He also once wrote about personal finance, but that's neither here nor there.

Related articles

Destiny 2 Is Celebrating Its Soon-To-Be-Vaulted Content Until September

The Moments of Triumphs are coming to an end.

A Crash Bandicoot Mobile Game Could be Revealed Soon

The game's Twitter account is now seemingly active.

Milla Jovovich Will Wield Dual Blades in Monster Hunter Film, Inspired By Her In-Game Main

Director Paul W.S. Anderson is preparing to deliver another (great?) video game adaptation.

You may also like

Deadly Premonition 2 Review: What Year Is This, Zach?

Some cases may be better left closed.

Mark Hoppus of Blink-182 Does an Impromptu Performance on The Last of Us 2's Guitar

"Dammit" might've been a bit odd coming from Ellie by herself, but Hoppus makes it work.

Final Fantasy 9's Artist Explains Why He Wants the Series to Go Back to Its Unique Art Syle

The last minute changes to Garnet, its diverse development team, and other tidbits on Final Fantasy 9's 20th anniversary.